Common Causes of hair loss in women

What is one of the worst nightmares for women from worldwide, regardless of how confident they are in their appearance and looks? Certainly most women would answer with “hair loss.” Even if the hair falling is a small problem, it can make us feel upset, helpless and even depressed. Hair loss is not only a “cosmetic defect” but it can be an indicator for a medical condition, therefore it should be addressed properly. If you are pregnant and are suffering from hair loss read this.

If you notice a larger amount of hair falling daily, don’t get scared, because today there is abundance of effective solutions that help in preventing and treatment of hair loss. However, before you choose the products that would help your problem, you should find “the roots of the problem” by getting a check up with your doctor. Hair loss can be a symptom of a medical condition, stress or poor diet.

The correct diagnosis will give the answers for the most effective treatment and prevention of hair loss.  If you notice more hair falling than usual, those are the most frequent reasons for this problem.

Damaged Hair

Physically damaging of hair due to excessive use of hairstyling tools and products – the various hairstyling tools, such as curling irons, strenghteners and etc, as well as the most widely used products for styling, like sprays, dyes, gells etc can cause damaging of the hair follicles. Even the wrong brushing technique and the tight hair-does can cause hair loss. Dyeing of the hair is a common reason for thinning, especially in a long term. Some shampoos can help stimulate hair growth.


It can cause various physical problems, such as telogen effluvium which is a condition that puts the hair in “hibernation.” Anxiety is another stress-related factor that can lead to different medical conditions that cause thinning of the hair.

Protein deficiency in the diet

One of the “building blocks” of hair is the type of protein known as keratin. The low intake of proteins in your body can make hair brittle. How does the low level of keratin affects your hair? It makes the hair fall out prematurely. Vegetarians and vegans are at a higher risk of developing this problem.

Side effects of medications

Hair loss is among the most common side effects of most of the medications, especially in long term use or when you stop taking them abruptly.

Deficiency of iron, aka anemia

It is among the most common reasons for thinning hair. The anemia might be caused by poor diet, heavy menstruation or other issues. The low production of hemoglobin delivers too low levels of oxygen to the organs. The effect on the hair is thinning and falling out due to weakness of the follicles.

Thyroid disease

It causes imbalance of two of the most important hormones in the human body for proper growth and development – thyroxine and triiodothyronine. The complication of hair loss can be caused by low as well as by excess secretion of the hormones.

Weight loss

The extreme diets and heavy workouts can cause so sudden changes in the human body that don’t give it time to adjust to the new conditions. All diets that deprive essential nutrients put you at risk of hair loss due to vitamin deficiency etc.


This is a medical condition that is related to an excessive secretion of male hormones in women’s body. The hormonal imbalance can be a reason for hair loss.


Women’s body goes through radical changes during the period of menopause. The hormonal imbalance due to low levels of estrogen can cause hair falling.

Chronic disease

A lot of chronic diseases, such as autoimmune disease, psoriasis and diabetes are related to thinning of hair. The reasons for this are the low levels of oxygen and nutrients that reach the organs, the skin and the hair. Make an appointment with your dermatologist to address the problem and find the most effective solution for your individual condition.

Hair loss can be treated effectively, especially if you find the cause of the problem and you start the treatment early on.

If you notice any increase in the amount of hair falling in a few days in a row, you should make a consultation with specialists. One of the easiest things you can do to prevent hair loss is to decrease the stress in your life.

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